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Cameroon suffers from limited healthcare provision including contraception, abortion and HIV-related services. With support from the Global Comprehensive Abortion Care Initiative (GCACI), Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare delivers comprehensive abortion and contraceptive care.
For the last six years, Aline Mekone Njanjo has slowly built up the trust of the community.Aline, a nurse by training, oversees services related to the Global Comprehensive Abortion Care Initiative (GCACI), which aims to increase access to comprehensive abortion care and contraceptive services.
When Hervé realized he had an STI, there was only one person he could turn to – peer educator Chariette. On her recommendation, he visited the Cameroon National Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW). The care he received from the clinic inspired him to become a peer educator.
"I have brothers and I have helped them to change too. I’ve helped them to adopt a healthier sex life"
English language student Gertrude Zouakeu Noutcha's neighbor is a peer educator with the Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare. When Gertrude needed advice on her relationship, her neighbor was there to help counsel them both. Her positive experience inspired her to become a peer educator.
With over 60% of Cameroon under the age of 25, the Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW) is tailoring their services to meet the needs of young people - from changing their opening hours to suit those in education to realizing the power of social media to spread accurate sexual health information.
Peer educator Chariette Socgnia Nguepi juggles her full time-time job as a phone counsellor for young people with organizing education sessions with young people on sexual health through Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW).
Fatima is a midwife and has worked for the Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Agency for 18 years. Her work has not only positively impacted her community but also her personal life.
Amani is a 24 year old midwife and volunteer peer educator with the Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Agency. Her role as a volunteer involves her visiting schools to discuss sexual health in a climate that has many 'taboo' issues such as abortion and sex outside of marriage. This is her story.
Women and girls seeking an abortion face a number of barriers in accessing abortion care. Women like Khawla*, who with three children already and pre-existing health conditions, did not want to continue her pregnancy. Palestine Family Planning and Protection Agency (PFPPA), were there to help ensure she got the care and support she needed.
Meet some of people who were so motivated by the discrimination-free healthcare they received from our Member Associations, or by the potential to support their communities in need, that they decided to become much-valued volunteers.